Beardie was constipated but need help

MylesO

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Hi. 7yr old file Lucy was constipated. She was dehydrated and I know it was my fault. Normally she get baths/ soaks and drinks from it and also from a syringe. Due to unforseen work issues she did not get what she needed.
Yesterday she was trying to take a poop and I noticed she was constipated. She kept trying to go she tried for over an hour with nothing happening. So I put her in a warm bath for an hour I also massage her belly down to her store them down to her vent. But nothing helped. I ended up coaxing it out myself. It was super hard she bled a little and I noticed today she still Black Beard I can tell she's still in a little bit of pain her vent's a little swollen. Is there anything I can do to help relieve her pain or her swollen vent?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Hi. 7yr old file Lucy was constipated. She was dehydrated and I know it was my fault. Normally she get baths/ soaks and drinks from it and also from a syringe. Due to unforseen work issues she did not get what she needed.
Yesterday she was trying to take a poop and I noticed she was constipated. She kept trying to go she tried for over an hour with nothing happening. So I put her in a warm bath for an hour I also massage her belly down to her store them down to her vent. But nothing helped. I ended up coaxing it out myself. It was super hard she bled a little and I noticed today she still Black Beard I can tell she's still in a little bit of pain her vent's a little swollen. Is there anything I can do to help relieve her pain or her swollen vent?
Post a pic of her vent please
 

MylesO

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Here's one
 

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MylesO

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Basking temp is 95/98. Cool side is 80. Uvb is long tube 10.0 .
She usually get a mist spray twice a week plus a bath/ soak. She also drinks from a syringe.
I have a probe thermometer and an infrared temp gun.
Her basing light is on a temp controlled outlet.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

How is she doing?
What brand of tube bulb is your UVB?
Is she going to the bathroom now? If you have any raw unpasteurized honey, or antibiotic ointment,
you can massage some onto her little hiney, that has to hurt. Or, even aloe vera gel.
You can continue to give a daily bath if needed, to help her out. I am glad to hear that she is good
about taking fluids from a dropper. Try to continue that as she needs it daily.
What supplementation are you giving her?

Let us know how she is doing.
Tracie
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Basking temp is 95/98. Cool side is 80. Uvb is long tube 10.0 .
She usually get a mist spray twice a week plus a bath/ soak. She also drinks from a syringe.
I have a probe thermometer and an infrared temp gun.
Her basing light is on a temp controlled outlet.
What brand of UVB and what bulb are you using -- look on the bulb it will tell you if you dont know -- is it a T 8 or a T 5? Distance and placement for the two is different - and your screen is going to determine where the UVB needs to be
 

MylesO

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Reptisun T8 on top of her screen . Screen has med size holes. Reptisun basking light 50watt. She is in a custom enclosure. Her basking spot is 8 inches from light. She stayed out with me most of the evening. She didn't want to move. I put her under her heat for the last hour. This morning before I left to work, I noticed she moved to under her log so I didn't get a good look at her before I left
I think I have some aloe vera. I'd not is Neosporin ok to use?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Reptisun T8 on top of her screen . Screen has med size holes. Reptisun basking light 50watt. She is in a custom enclosure. Her basking spot is 8 inches from light. She stayed out with me most of the evening. She didn't want to move. I put her under her heat for the last hour. This morning before I left to work, I noticed she moved to under her log so I didn't get a good look at her before I left
I think I have some aloe vera. I'd not is Neosporin ok to use?
Please get the T 8 inside the tank -- they are not strong enough to go thru screen -- it needs to be directly over the basking decor piece 6-8 inches ---how old is the T 8 they expire in 6 months I recommend changing them out at 5 --- I would recommend upgrading to a 24" fixture w/ a Reptisun 10.0 T 5 -- Zoo Med or a Arcadia Pro T 5 w/ a 12 % bulb - Petsmart has started to carry those - I am not sure about the Neosporin but if it is used nothing w/ pain killer in it -- what is the surface basking temp? It needs to be 95-100 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer they are the most accurate and can be found at Petco or Pet Smart --
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Neosporin would be fine, no problem. How is she doing today?
Definitely try to mount the UVB inside of the tank, since it is a T8 just so she receives a stronger
exposure.
Let us know how she is doing.

Tracie
 

MylesO

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Hello,

Neosporin would be fine, no problem. How is she doing today?
Definitely try to mount the UVB inside of the tank, since it is a T8 just so she receives a stronger
exposure.
Let us know how she is doing.

Tracie
Hi
I found Lucy Wednesday when I got home from work under got logged passed away.
It's all my fault! I'm such an ******* and it hurts so much. She was 7 1/2 yrs old. Got her and Tarzan when they were 4 months old.
Thank you for all your help. Sorry I went on for a bit.
Myles
 

Drache613

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Hello Myles,

What happened? A log fell on her?
I am very sorry that you lost her, that is terrible. :cry:

My sincere condolences,
Tracie
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Hi
I found Lucy Wednesday when I got home from work under got logged passed away.
It's all my fault! I'm such an ******* and it hurts so much. She was 7 1/2 yrs old. Got her and Tarzan when they were 4 months old.
Thank you for all your help. Sorry I went on for a bit.
Myles
I am so sorry to hear about Lucy - it is always a shock to find them like that - poor girl- had the swelling gone done on her vent- please keep Tarzan hydrated that is key for being constipated plus correct size insects- again all our hearts are breaking w/ you it's not easy believe me we all know
 

MylesO

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Hi.
I think she passed due to an infection due to my having to manually remove the hard bowel. She could not go for over an hour of trying. She had labored breathing and saliva. Every damn vet hospital I called before to try to get her some help or even help over the phone, would not help because I didn't have an account, some were not seeing new patience. I'm not very or have any medical training so I don't know for sure.
I lost Tarzan 2 yrs ago to some disease beardie get. I forgot what is called. So now both of my babies are gone. I just have Bodie who was a rescue last year. She was at a elementary school.
This really sucks! Thank you for the response and help. I really did appreciate it.
I may have other questions. I'm going over Bodie's enclosure to make sure everything is perfect.
Myles
 

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